1. Open Access Archaeology Digest #515

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Aeolian Archaeology: the Archaeology of Sand Landscapes in Scotland: Selected case-studies, originally given as spoken papers at a Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Specialist Seminar, hosted by Historic Scotland, Edinburgh, May 2004
    http://bit.ly/12C9uBB

    A Brief Study of Cambodian Circular Earthwork Ceramics as
    http://bit.ly/1AvTfHx

    The mail stone: an incised Pictish figure from Mail, Cunningsburgh, Shetland
    http://bit.ly/15Z963H

    Preliminary Petrographic and Chemical Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from Carriacou, West Indies
    http://bit.ly/1AvTdQ0

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  2. Open Access Archaeology Digest #514

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone:

    Ardoch - Account of the Excavations and Descriptions of Plans, &c.
    http://bit.ly/14DKnSU

    Anglo-Saxon Document relating to Lands at Send and Sunbury, in Middlesex, in the time of Eadgar: and the Writ of Cnut, on the accession of Archbishop Aethelnoth to the See of Canterbury; A.D. 1020
    http://bit.ly/16HFRBf

    Long cists at Addinston, Berwickshire
    http://bit.ly/Y1n9Sx

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  3. theolduvaigorge:

    Ramification of lithic production and the search of small tools in Iberian Peninsula Middle Paleolithic

    • by Joseba Rios-GaraizarAleix Eixea and Valentín Villaverde

    The notion of recycling and it relationship with ramified productions and small tool production in Late Middle Paleolithic from the Iberian Peninsula are investigated. Results from Amalda, Axlor, Peña Miel, and Quebrada show that the production of small tools is one of the principal objectives of lithic provisioning in these sites. Whereas in Axlor and Amalda, this is achieved through the ramification of production, due to the remoteness of flint sources, in Quebrada, where raw material sources are closer, small flakes are obtained at the end of Levallois production. The implications for Neandertal society organization of this small tool production is discussed, and its evolution is observed from a diachronic perspective” (read more/open access).

    (Open access source: Quaternary International, in press 2014 via Academia.edu)

  4. Open Access Archaeology Digest #513

    Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

    The chapel at Harlowbury, Harlow, Essex
    http://bit.ly/XxiNCx

    James Watt and the Delftfield Potter, Glasgow.
    http://bit.ly/1319ASB

    A Note on Tropical, Hot, and Humid Museums
    http://bit.ly/1d1COEF

    Notice of the Ancient Church of St Helen at Aldcambus, and of Fragments of a Monastic Building at Luffness; with Plans.
    http://bit.ly/YTOw0V

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  5. Open Access Archaeology Digest #512

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone:

    The Role of an Avocational Society in the Curation Crisis, or What’s an Nice Society Like You Doing with All That Money?
    http://bit.ly/Xqixsx

    Recent work on the Old Bridge at Kingston
    http://bit.ly/1m1cJNU

    Dundrennan Abbey: archaeological investigation within the south range of a Cistercian house in Kirkcudbrightshire (Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland
    http://bit.ly/12C9uBB

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  6. Open Access Archaeology Digest #511

    Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

    A preliminary pollen sequence from Aneityum Island, southern Vanuatu
    http://bit.ly/1uCmKXP

    The earliest tolbooths: a preliminary account
    http://bit.ly/12EF3zj

    Notice of a Round Church with semicircular Apse at Orphir, Orkney
    http://bit.ly/16II81y

    The Corbridge Lanx
    http://bit.ly/10HkEng

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  7. Open Access Archaeology Digest #510

    A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Perspectives on Processes of Culture Change and Cultural Evolution: Some Reflections on Mark Kowta’s Influence
    http://bit.ly/17sS7Fn

    The Archaeology of Lincolnshire and Lincoln: Prehistoric Lincolnshire
    http://bit.ly/128DoPe

    Getting around Theoretical Roadblocks in Cultural Landscape Reconstruction
    http://bit.ly/1puZN5y

    Notice of Remarkable Cists in a Gravel Bank near Kilmartin; and of Incised Sculpturings of Axe Heads, and other Markings on the Stones of the Cists.
    http://bit.ly/10GJXFF

    Early medieval glazed pottery in Holland
    http://bit.ly/16985SO

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  8. theolduvaigorge:

    Late persistence of the Acheulian in southern Britain in an MIS 8 interstadial: evidence from Harnham, Wiltshire

    • by M.R. BatesF.F. Wenban-Smith, S.M. Bello, D.R. Bridgland, L.T. Buck, M.J. Collins, D.H. Keen, J. Leary, S.A. Parfitt K. Penkman, E. Rhodes, C. Ryssaert and J.E. Whittaker

    This paper presents evidence of the discovery of a new Middle Pleistocene site in central southern England, with undisturbed evidence of hominin occupation well-dated to an interstadial towards the end of Marine Isotope Stage 8, c. 250,000 BP. The site consists of a preserved remnant of a river terrace and its alluvial floodplain overlain by chalk-rich bankside deposits, all abutting a Chalk bedrock riverbank. It preserves an area of occupation with activity focused on the riverbank, complemented by occasional activity on a palaeo-landsurface developed on the surface of the alluvial floodplain. Lithic technology at the site consists almost entirely of handaxe manufacture, allowing attribution to an Acheulian industrial tradition. Mammalian and other palaeo-environmental remains are present and associated with the occupation horizons, including large mammal bones showing signs of hominin interference. Dating was based on OSL determinations on the sediments and amino acid racemisation of molluscan remains, supported by biostratigraphic indications. Besides being a rare instance of an undisturbed Palaeolithic palaeo-landscape covering several hectares, the site contributes to wider Quaternary research concerns over the ability of Middle Pleistocene hominins to tolerate colder climatic episodes in higher latitudes, and over settlement history and changing lithic industrial traditions of northwest Europe in relation to climate change and British peninsularity. It is suggested that the Harnham evidence may represent an insular population that had persisted in southern Britain since MIS 10/9, which became locally extinct during the glacial maximum 8.2 marking the end of MIS 8” (read more/open access).

    (Open access source: Quaternary Science Reviews 101: 159-176, 2014 via Academia.edu)

  9. Open Access Archaeology Digest #509

    Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Supplementary Notes on John Knox’s House.
    http://bit.ly/1aAAPLd

    Preliminary Report on Recent Mission-Era Findings at Santa Clara University
    http://bit.ly/1giQfZh

    Case studies of archaeoastronomy in Romania
    http://bit.ly/1gA819D

    The recumbent stone circles of north-east Scotland
    http://bit.ly/12PbkOG

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  10. Open Access Archaeology Digest #508

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Roman coins found in Scotland, 1961-70
    http://bit.ly/17gYPgk

    Re-examination of the quartz artefacts from Scord of Brouster: a lithic assemblage from Shetland and its Neolithic context
    http://bit.ly/12C9uBB

    Rotherhithe: the Brunel Exhibition Project
    http://bit.ly/16QcKib

    Notice of a Deed of the Thirteenth Century settling a controversy in connection with St Leonard’s Hospital, Edinburgh.
    http://bit.ly/1147Oz2

    A hoard of 15th-century coins from Glenluce sand-dunes and their context.
    http://bit.ly/1934Y6s

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  11. Open Access Archaeology Digest #507

    Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Notes on a Manuscript Volume of Covenanting Testimonies, Letters, and Sermons.
    http://bit.ly/12jAWaM

    Observations upon a Model in Silver of the First Lighthouse erected on the Eddystone Rocks
    http://bit.ly/10WKa95

    Notice of the discovery of a beautiful enamelled gold ring, believed to have belonged to King James V., found in the ruins of Tantallan Castle.
    http://bit.ly/10wo106

    Early Period Results from Data Recovery Conducted on a Portion of Stratified Prehistoric Site SDI-9243, San Diego County, California
    http://bit.ly/1s5tn1e

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  12. Open Access Archaeology Digest #506

    Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

    Report on the Excavation of an Earth-house at Galson, Borve, Lewis.
    http://bit.ly/11oHz74

    Ricerche e scavi in corso sulle pendici settentrionali del Palatino.
    http://bit.ly/121zl5p

    The Palisaded Settlements at Harehope, Peebleshire. Excavations, 1960
    http://bit.ly/102rp5L

    Sa Cova d’es Carritx: a new p rehistoric cult cave on Menorca
    http://bit.ly/1sNl8Y3

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  13. Open Access Archaeology Digest #505

    A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Graffham and Woolavington potters, tile-makers and brickmakers, c. 1590-1740.
    http://bit.ly/131eVf2

    An Alternative View of California Archaeology
    http://bit.ly/17jZGl3

    [THE HERITAGE OF TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE AMONG THE WESTERN AUSTRONESIANS] The relations of the social order, agricultural practice, and environment in Tana ‘Ai, Flores
    http://bit.ly/1ktlKlg

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  14. Open Access Archaeology Digest #504

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone:

    Landscape, water and religion in ancient India
    http://bit.ly/1B19QEh

    Recent Archaeological Researches in Rome
    http://bit.ly/13uGa1a

    Excavation of Culcharron Cairn, Benderlock, Argyll
    http://bit.ly/ZiJTel

    Archaeological excavations at Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll & Bute, 1989-90.
    http://bit.ly/14LlGVm

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  15. Open Access Archaeology Digest #503

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    A new look at old bread: ancient Egyptian baking
    http://bit.ly/1peKoGw

    Notes on Cup-Marked Stones in the Neighbourhood of Inverness. (With Sketches of the Stones.)
    http://bit.ly/10khpRK

    Nova Bukovica - Sjenjak 2008
    http://bit.ly/1peKpdk

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